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    February 11, 2013
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the pope announces his resignation that is something that hasn't happened in nearly 600 years. we'll tell you why he says he has to do it. a record breaking reward in the man hunt for a former police officer. why the mayor of los angeles says this reward is urgently needed. a surge in copper theft across the bay area could be leading to more traffic. we'll tell you why cal tran and other agencies are having trouble keeping up with prepares. bioclean -- big cleanup on the east coast. good morning. welcome to a brand new day it's monday, february 11th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us this
morning. if you like a mild winter, you are pretty happy right now. >> i will tell you though we've had three good months in a row. now this looks like two back to back months below. we are running out of time here. even the ten day outlook doesn't show any rain. it will be a quiet pattern and sunny and warmer. we'll get there with temperatures upper 50s a few low to mid 60s. here is sal. steve, good morning. you are looking at 80 westbound. we're not seeing a big increase in traffic yet. the traffic does look good all the way down to the bay bridge toll plaza. if you are driving on the san mateo bridge it looks good. let's go back to dave and pam. we begin with breaking news. the leader of the roman catholic church is resigning. the first pope to do so in nearly 600 years. tara moriarty joins us from san francisco with more on the stunning announcement made just hours ago. tara. >> reporter: the 85-year-old announced his decision during a meeting of the vatican cardinals. he said it in latin and it was
definitely unexpected. his last day will be february 28th. right now we are standing in front of st. mary's cathedral. we are hoping to get comment from them a little bit letter this morning. even given his old age and ailing help, you normally don't see popes step down. the last time it happened was nearly 600 years when pope gregory xii resigned. he did so to end the civil war within the church. pope benedict emphasized that carrying out the duties of being pope the leader of more than a billion roman catholics requires strength which he simply doesn't have anymore. after having repeatedly examed my conscious before god, i have come to the certainty that my strength due to an advanced age are no longer suited to an adequate exercise. pope benedict the 265th pope
was born in 1927 as joseph in germany. he was forced into the hitler's youth at age 14. he served in the army but was desserted. he led the church since 2005 through a time that has seen him criticized for the handling of the parishioners of church. this really sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of march. coming up we will tell you why some people could perhaps see this resignation coming. we are live in san francisco i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. time is 5:02. over night news a crash in concord leaves one man with life threatening injuries. police say he was walking across clayton road at about 6:15 last night. investigators say the 52-year- old man was not in the crosswalk at the time. he was rushed to john mere
medical center. they do know who hurt anymore copper thees are are causing major trough. he's in river mother right few. >> reporter: copper thieves may be making your commute even worse and that is because they are going after the valuable copper wire that is in street lights and freeway signs and yes even in those freeway metering lights. like where we are this morning. this is isabel avenue and 580 in livermore right now. cal tran essentially saying they have seen 59 metering lights vandalized around the bay area in just the past year. and crews have only been able to fix 18 of them so far. problem is it costs about $35,000 to repair those meters and cal tran essentially just says they are having trouble keeping up. and in the meantime that is leading to more backup for drivers.
part of the problem is the price of copper. it has tripled in the past four years. cal tran and other agencies they are trying to fight back. they are actually using aluminum wire instead of copper wire. and another technique they have started is actually keeping a lot of these boxes like the one you're looking at here in an off site location. so they are not next to the freeway metering lights. they are in a separate location. that is the situation. potentially all of these copper thefts across california contributing to more traffic and more backups on the row roadways. coming up we will talk about a new law meant to deter copper thieves. the man hunt continues for the former los angeles police officer wanted for murder. city leaders have announced a $1 million reward for information leading to theture of christopher dorner. it's the largest reword ever.
they oflaglessless. >> i will tolerate this reign of terror that has jobbeds of that piece of mind. we will not tolerate this murder remaining at large. >> he is in the snow covered mountains of big bear. search teams will soon use airborne drones. the killings prompted countless reports of sightings in and around the los angeles area. yesterday a shopper contacted police saying he spotted dorner inside a lowe's home improvement store. police immediately went to the store and asked hundreds of people to leave and conducted a
massive search. glum man curt if now despite the increase in security music's biggest night went off without a hitch. coming up we'll tell you who some of the grammy big winners were including one from right here in the bay area. time is 5:06. the northeast is still recovering from that big weekend snowstorm. some things though are feting back to normal. people are returning to workhour they are going back to school. power we are told is being quickly restored. in new england at least 12 deaths are reported. many highways have -- meantime in the southeast several tornadoes like that one right there caused a lot of damage. at least ten tornadoes have
been reported. hattiesburg, mississippi was hit the hardest. one of the hard hit areas a twister ripped apart part of a main street. several dodge. and today phil ryan will already sew this and dozens of flights were kansased on and sot. this airport on the east southeast shout down. all of the major airports have reopened following that big storm. 5:07 is the time. still pretty early for most people any way. but let's check in on traffic with sal. how is 80? >> i think it's doing pretty well. we will show it to you. we keep track of interstate 80 because of being one of the
early freeways. people get on it early. it still looks pretty good heading down to the east shore freeway and all the way to the bay bridge toll plaza. at the toll plaza it's light. if you want to get a nice earl shot. s a this morning -- that traffic is off to a god start. >> everything is going offshore. you can see the wind direction. that means we are looking for a lot of sunshine today and probably for awhile. rain fall husband be if san francisco now 91. san jose 88. i don't see much through the end of the month. i do see a lot of severe down the deep south. you can get a good look at it
from atlanta. it's really early in the morning. they are lining up. back here we are hard pressed to find any clouds. it will be a patchy fog. there is -- few ever shore breeze means lots of sun show. cold morning. slightly warmer today. a really quiet pattern for us. mid 60s for some. upper 50s for others. temperatures though will continue to slide up over the next couple of days here. i think they will get in the mid to upper 60s by wednesday or thursday. maybe hit 70 degrees for some. a lot of sunshine. there will be patchy fog. over all the trend is very quiet. time now 5:09. crews ship passengers stranded
at sea where thousands of passengers are waiting to be rescued this morning. bracing for a doctor shortage in california. what is causing the problem and the controversial plan to deal with it. good morning. north and southbound interstate 880 the traffic is moving along nicely. we'll tell you more about the morning commute and the bay area weather. ♪ yeeeowwww! ♪ hot mess hot mess hot mess ♪ ♪ you're a hot kind of love you set me on fire ♪ ♪ you spice up my night feed my every desire ♪ jack's one hit wonder is now a burger. the hot mess is loaded with spicy jalapeños, onion rings and gooey pepper jack cheese. ♪ you're a - a hot mess and that's how i met your mom. ♪ hot mess
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five people have been killed in a cruise ship accident in the canary islands. a life bolt fell into the ocean during a safety drill. 400 passengers were on board at the time of the accident. no passengers were hurt. more than 4,000 people are stranded on airscrews ship in the gulf of mexico. the ship has been running on generator power after a fire in the engine room but does not have enough power to get to port. the ship will be towed to mexico and travel arrangements will be made for the passengers. president obama will award the medal of honor to an army staff sergeant. clinton romesha is being known for his bravery. during a 13 hour fire fight
eight american soldiers were killed. even after being wounded he went back into battle and recovered the bodies of fellow soldier. thousands expected at a memorial service in texas for chris kyle. a decorated former navy seal and author of a navy seal. ? just a few hours vice president joe biden will meet with lawmakers and police to talk about gun violence. as kyla campbell reports they are being reassured by their own party. kyla. >> reporter: yeah. pennsylvania democratic senator bob casey sent this letter to the white house just last night surging the -- urging the president. meanwhile vice president joe biden is meeting with police
and lawmakers from the philadelphia area this morning at 8:00 a.m. pacific. this round table is one of several that the white house is try toggle rally police reports. proposals include a ban on assault weapons. and background checks for all gun sales. any new gun laws would have to pass through the republican controlled house of representatives. >> i think there will be a lot of hearings but probably more in the mental health area. potentially in some of the background check area. anything that hints toward a national registry won't make it. >> the talk of any sort of ban on any weapons has gun supporters buying in record number. we'll break down the fbi's latest numbers when i see you next. live in washington kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. concord police are looking for whoever slashed the tires on 60 cars. the cars were parked on glacier, belle air. police say most of the cars had
all four tires damaged. the vandalism was discovered yesterday morning at 7:00. california could face a doctor shortage while trying to meet the demands of the federal affordable care act. the l.a. times reports just 16 of the states 58 counties have the recommended number of primary care doctors. in addition to that some 30% of the states doctors are near retirement. to deal with the problem some lawmakers propose giving more authority to physician assistants, nurse practitioners and pharmacists. federal judges will hear barry bonds' appeal on his felony obstruction of justice. barry bonds needs at least two of the three judges to overturn his conviction. he was convicted in 2011 of misleading a federal grand jury
that was investigating the steroid scandal. brant did it. he won this years pebble beach contest. he won the pebble beach national pro am by two shots yesterday. just like that. ned core broke through during his first win after finishing second to tiger woods and phil mickelson. he closed with a seven under father 65 yesterdays and dropping him to 1900 for the tournament. taylor swift of course always making an appearance. album of the year went tomium ford and sons. record of the year went to geotee yeah with the hit song somebody i used to know. the group fun took home new artist. >> i didn't think i was going to win this one.
frank ocean and the lumineers everybody is awesome. >> the san francisco symphony won also. time now 5:1. hopefully there is something to cheer about in our commute. >> i think so. i'm not going to put it to song. >> awe. >> i know. the traffic does look good dave and pam as we start off we are looking at these pictures. if you are trying to get an early start, this is interstate 880 in oakland. the traffic looks good. getting to the bay bridge toll plaza you have have the widow of activity. which happens at 6:00. right now the drive times are pretty low here. we are looking at the peninsula southbound 101 between san bruno and san mateo about nine minutes. you can't get better than that. southbound 101 traffic does look good. so does southbound 280. 5:18 let's go to steve. very quiet pattern.
not only today but most of the week. in fact seven-ten day does not bode well for any rain. it does bode well for sunshine and warmer temps. there has been rain in southern california and the four corners. for us no rain this week. looks very, very quiet. sunshine. mornings are cold. lows 30s and 40s. highs 60s. maybe our first 70s o of the season. coming in probably not until wednesday or thursday. until then it looks clear. there are some areas held up by a breeze. not everybody. even san jose 31. novato 32. santa rosa 32. concord and livermore 34. there are year areas that are cold. with that offshore breeze temperatures coast and bay have no problem warming up. santa rosa gets a north wicked. that northerly breeze not that strong. this there is enough of a component that means sunshine.
patchy fog. 60s on the temps. mid 60s. napa at 63. pitts burg 61. 62 danville. 60s low from san jose. santa clara valley. even along much of the coast. we will continue this need with sunshine and warmer weather. certainly wednesday, thursday, and friday look to be on the very mild side. the weekend looks a little cooler but still dry. european markets are mostly higher this morning. the euro has edged up from a two week low. most markets in asia closed today and much of the week for the lunar new year. futures indicate a higher opening here in the u.s. when our markets open up in a little more than an hour. you can see on friday they posted gains as well. gas prices continue to sore giving consumers less money to spend on other things. aaa reports the state average is 4:05. the price is a limit lower here
in the bay area. the lowest bay area prices up in the north bay where gas is below $4. $3.94. across the region gas up 11 cents or more. the fight against domestic drones is really heating up. why this has a lot of people concerned. the lunar new year begins. celebrations being held all over the world and right here in san francisco.
welcome back. time now 5:24. two women are in jail after being accused of robbing the old navy store in concord. it happened yesterday afternoon in the willow pass shopping center. police say a woman walked into the store with her four-year- old son and stole several items. when a prevention officer confronted her, police say she pulled out a knife. the woman jumped into another woman's car they sped away. both were later captured and taken into custody. a ktvu special report took a look at the controversy surrounding domestic drones in our country. now last thursday, seattle police abandoned the idea of using drones after public opposition. but on thursday, alameda county will consider drones for their sheriffs department. some people are even building drones in their homes for personal use and that has many people concerned about privacy.
>> it's obviously an invasion of privacy and you should deal with the situation when it haps. >> i'm just trying to have fun. it is a lot of fun. >> as opposed to unrestricted law enforcement drones right now domestic drones are legally limited to 400 feet in altitude but look at this video posted online it shows the drones much higher. one flying right through the golden gate bridge. time now 5:25. celebrations marking the lunar new year are being held around the world. now in china buddhist monks toed bells and chanted to welcome the year of the snake. more than 35,000 people in the u.s. have signed a petition. they are asking president obama to make the start of the lunar new year a national holiday. billions of people world-wide celebrate the lunar new year. it's traditionally a time to return home to visit family.
san francisco china town will celebrate the year of the snake next saturday with the famous chinese new year parade. that parade known for its elaborate floats and costumes dates back to the 1860s. it's considered the biggest celebration of chinese culture outside of asia. you can of course watch the parade right here on ktvu beginning at 6:00 p.m. and as sal knows we're all going to be in the parade as well. and ktvu will bring it all to you. sal, i will be standing right behind you as the people are screaming sal, sal. >> i will be having fun again. good morning, everybody. let's take a look at what we have. dave mentioned we are doing pretty well and i would second that. traffic is looking good as you drive through and 280 in san jose northbound 280, northbound 101 right through. all right. there we go. there is northbound 280. that traffic is looking good.
southbound 680 the sunol grade. that traffic is off to a very nice start as you head south. let's go to steve. sal, clear skies. pretty good looking breeze coming off the higher elevations. it's offshore which means it's land to sea and that means everything equals sunny and warmer weather. but 30s and 40s give way to 60s a few mid 60s dave. time now 5:27. boy a major, major bomb shell coming out from the vatican. it's about the pope. why the leader of the roman catholic church is stepping down. we're live in los gatos where things are expected to get heated tonight at a meeting regarding gun control and a gun store. we'll tell you about the late etc. concern which -- latest concern which involves death threats. east coast still digging out from that big storm. how the folks on the east coast are coping. ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪
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sunny and mild to warm. here is sal. good morning. right now we are looking at the east shore freeway. you can see traffic does look good here. we keep watching this very closely. also the morning commute looks good if you are driving on interstate 880. now let's go back to the desk. 5:31. breaking news this morning from the vatican. pope benedict the leader of the roman catholic church will resign at the end of this month. pope benedict says he's stepping down because of his age and his diminishing strength. he's 85 years old. the pope announced that decision in latin during a meeting of vatican cardinals just a couple hours ago. now here's a statement the pope issued. quote, after having repeatedly examed my conscious before god, i have come to the certainty that my strengths due to an advanced age are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the ministry. now that is a quote there. we'll bring much more on what
is happening from the vatican the announcement the pope is resigning and a live report coming up at 6:00. unanswered questions about a deadly shooting in san jose. sheriffs deputies say they found a body of a man that has been fatally shot on ronda drive. around the same time another man showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound. he is expected to survive. investigators say he had been at the home on ronda drive and the shooting may have been a botched murder-suicide. time now 5:32. police in palo alto are looking for the gunman who robbed a man in the parking lot. take a look at this coach released by police. the victim just parked in the carport when he was robbed. officials describe the gunman being in his late 30s. wearing a gray track suit and
hoody. time now 5:32. hearing tonight on gun sales in los gatos expected to get very heated. janine de la vega is live to tell us why this debate is even leading to death threats. janine. >> reporter: the attorney for templar sports issued this letter to the town council asking that tonight's meeting about gun control and gun store be postponed. i went on the town council website it appears that meeting still will go on. the council wants to explore whether it should make policies on where gun stores are
located, where it can have use permits and require id checks. after last weeks meeting one of the three owners received a death threat at his home in san jose. the police department is investigating and the owners attorney did not want to elaborate on details regarding it but he is concerned about the owners safety and the safety of the other two owners. one of them is a los gatos police officer. the other is a los gatos businessman. tonight's meeting is at 7:00 p.m. opinion again hundreds of people attended last week's meeting. so coming up in the next half hour we are hoping to stop somebody who passes here on the street for a morning jog to talk to them about if they plan on attending. if people are fired up about this issue. reporting live from los gatos janine de la vega. >> in the meantime a weekend gun show was packed with hundreds of buyers. coming up why gun owners we talked to are more concerned about ammunition than guns. 5:34 is the time.
back over to sal. check in on traffic. what are you keeping an eye on? >> we are looking at the east bay freeways first of all. and westbound interstate 880 does look pretty good if you drive through. this is interstate 880 as you can see traffic in oakland was moving along nicely. and no problems getting into san francisco. 5:35 let's go to steve. clear skies. lows anywhere from about 32-50. depending on a pretty good breeze coming off the higher elevations. going right along the bay and toward the coast. that means temperatures are mild for some. for others it's cold and near freezing. a cold morning no rain this week. it looks sunny and milder to warmer week. highs probably near 70 by wednesday if not wednesday then on thursday. here's a lot of rain down in the deep south. if you have travel plans to
atlanta or new orleans there is a pretty good line of severe weather rolling through. that might give you a little bit of a bumpy ride or delays. for us it will be hard pressed to find a cloud. it's just too quiet. and this week looks beyond quiet. it will be sunny and warm. 30s and 40s on some of the temps. there is a breeze. i know fairfield has a north wind. for others a lot of 30s here. santa rosa and novato. but clear skies. you can see the direction of the breeze taking erytng offshore. that means it's a warmer pattern with a northerly breeze. and northeast breeze. probably beneficial for oakland and berkeley. a lot of sunshine here. the morning is cold inland. it will be slightly warmer. we could use rain but there is no rain in sight. 60s on the temps. 50s and 60s. 59 brentwood. but 62 in oakland. because they get that offshore breeze. 63 in gilroy. 63 santa cruz. 60 half monobay.
62 redwood city. pretty quiet and it will continue to be sunny and warm. we'll top it out thursday. weekend will still be okay but it will be a little bit cooler. people on the east coast are cleaning up after a powerful storm slammed the region over the weekend. at least nine people were killed after a record amount of snow. reporter tori is in boston this morning with more on the recovery effort that is now under way. tori. >> reporter: all right. so pam, you can obviously see people are out walking about this morning. trying to return to some sort of normalcy. it just started sleeting here. i can also tell you that the workers have been pretty hard at work this morning with the snowplows trying to clear off the major streets behind me. what that has done is created the huge snow piles that are about five feet tall. digging out and cleaning up neighborhoods that are buried? snow. rescuing cars stranded on
highways. from pennsylvania to maine the blizzard that hit friday is still wreaking havoc. connecticut saw some of the highest snow totals. >> people open their doors and look out their windows they see 40 inches of snow and realize this is not a snowstorm this is a disaster, this is an emergency. >> reporter: whether trying to dig out a parking spot or digging out barn animals this cleanup effort is a work out. >> there is no easy way to get around it unless you have a snowplow. >> reporter: with snow totals topping three feet in some areas and snow banks higher people are running out of places to put it all. >> there is a ton of snow and nowhere to put it. it's frustrating. >> reporter: while many are getting back to work and school on this monday it's another snow day in boston. >> the roads are narrow around the street of boston. a lot of the side streets and dead end streets need to be plowed. >> reporter: with a mix of rain and snow in the forecast
already heavy snow could get heavier and more dangerous. >> once that gets wet and once it freezes, that is the equivalent of a jerry barrier. people just need to slow down. >> reporter: some have had enough of this winter blast. others are taking it in stride. enjoying it while it lasts. so the concern today is on several fronts. it's obviously started sleeting and raining here. there is concern about some of the roadways icing over. but also if this falls on top of the snow, it makes that snow even heavier and then of course there is always the risk of roofs collapsing here. >> tori, thank you for that live report. time is 5:39. an investigation by san francisco city attorney into how some city employees use city computers should be wrapping up soon. the commission says it's working with the city attorney to investigate claims that several employees used their
work computers to down load pornography and also gamble online. the city workers handbook says inappropriate use of the city resources including looking at or distributing sexually explicit materials as well as online gambling. that could lead to employees being fired. go daddy is expanding in the bay area. today the web hosting site is opening a new silicon valley office. it's in sunnyvale on maine till da place. company executives want a bigger presence in silicon valley. they plan to double the size of the south bay work force in the coming months. the governor of texas will be in california saying come on down. what he has come to sell right here in the bay area. and copper thieves increasingly targeting bay area freeways. why some believe this vandalism is leading to more traffic. good morning. northbound 101 san francisco that looks pretty good approaching the 80 split.
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good morning. skies are clear. pretty good little breeze coming off the bay and the coast. it will be sunny and mild to warm today. a lot of low to mid 60s. >> good morning, to you. here's a quick look at the top stories we are following for you right now at 5:43. the pope is resigning. stunning announcement from the vatican just hours ago. the pope will resign at the end of this month. the first pope to resign in 600 years. the 85-year-old pope benedict blames his age and his diminishing strength. he made the announcement in latin during a meeting of vatican cardinals. also this morning a man hunt continues for the former
los angeles police officer wanted in the killings of three people. officials in los angeles just announced a $1 million reward for information leading toth capture of christopher dorner. and this morning vice president joe biden travels to philadelphia. he will meet with law enforcement officials and also members of congress. there will be a round table discussion about gun violence. it's a growing problem on bay area roads and freeway ramps. copper thieves have been targeting traffic and metering lights. alex savidge is in livermore this morning with what is being done about the problem. alex. >> reporter: cal tran and other agencies are trying to fight back here. in some cases they are switching over to aluminum wire to deter thieves. thieves targeting freeway metering lights. the ones that help to stagger the traffic. that could be leading to more of a backup. vandals stole the wire from this meter here at isabel avenue the onramp leading to
580 and the lights have been out ever since. we'll show you how bad the problem is. a total of 59 metering lights have been vandalized over the past year. crews have only been able to fix just 18 of them. it costs about $35,000 just to repair one of those meters. you can imagine cal tran is having trouble keeping up with that repair work. thieves are also working out copper wire from stoplights and freeway signs. that is leading to more backups as well. the price of copper has tripled in the past four years if. but the good news is a new california law that takes effect is aiming to fix this problem. it's increasing the penalties for capper thieves. those who steal the copper and the recycling as well who receive that stolen metal. they could face up to three years behind bars. live in livermore alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. texas governor rick perry
begins his three-day tour of california today. trying to lure businesses to texas. now perry will visit san francisco, the silicon valley, los angeles, and orange county. he wants them to relocate their firms to texas in a radio ad last week perry says texas offers a friendlier business environment than california. president obama will deliver his state of the union address. white house says the main theme will be so-called pocketbook issues. policies to help the middle class. last week the president gave house democrats a preview of what he will say. >> i'm going to be talking about making sure that we are focused on job creation in the united states of america. >> the white house says after the state of the union address, president obama will travel to three different communities explaning the proposals in his speech. the president will go to ashville, north carolina on
wednesday. atlanta, georgia on thursday. and chicago on friday. tracy police are asking for the public's help to find the driver involved in a fatal hit and run. a bicyclist was hit and killed in a crash last wednesday on shulty road. police are looking for a dark can alreadied late '90s model sedan. anyone with information on the drivers identity or car is asked to contact tracy police. time now 5:47. gun owners stocked up on ammo at a gun show over the weekend. they traveled to the fairgrounds. many say they are concerned about recently proposed state laws including one that would require permits to buy ammunition. people who receive those vouchers instead of cash at last month's gun buy back in marin county can redeem those
vouchers this week. the event was so popular the $43,000 given for the event ran out. additional $70,000 in vouchers was reissued. those can be redeemed for cash this friday inside the showcase theater. a gun buy back event has now been announced for people in palo alto, east palo alto andman low park. that event is scheduled to take place february 23rd in the parking lot of the east palo alto city hall. people can surrender working firearms no questions asked and get up to $300 but the cash will be limited. time is 5:48. let's check in with sal. get everybody looking. how does it look? >> i'm checking to make sure nothing happen. things happen by the minute here. i want to say everything is great. and then i'm looking at my screen. you know how it goes. let's take a look at 101 san francisco northbound 101 looks pretty good as you drive up to
the 80 split. there are no major problems. we haven't had a lot of commissions a lot of stalled vehicles that is the good news on a monday. the traffic is getting a little more crowded here at the bay bridge toll plaza getting into san francisco. and if you are driving on the peninsula the traffic time here is still pretty good from 380 to 92. about a nine minute drive. not too bad. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. good morning. sunshine breezy and mild today. today sunny and warm. the rest of the week it's a dry forecast. we'll have upper 60s to near 70 degrees. the low we had on friday will hang out in the four corners. producing rain and snow there. probably gad snow in flagstaff. wind comes around and back into that low. rainfall was really good until we got to january. end of january. and february is not looking very good at all. we are starting to slide under 100% for the year. in fact santa rosa is the only
one holding on. i think they will go under 100% for the season. probably this week if not tomorrow. 91% for san francisco. 88 for san jose. there is a lot of rain in the deep south. couple areas near not for us. if we can find a cloud it will be great. i know some of the lows have gone up because of that north wind along the coast on the coast and around the bay. clear skies temperatures warming up. in fact with that north, northeast winds it will be really nice. cold morning it will be warmer. sunny and breezy. a dry pattern. 50s and 60s. but in this kind of pattern oakland benefits from that
northeast wind. so mild to warm in the sun. even gilroy and santa cruz at 63. 50 ann 60s coast -- 50s and 60s coast. it will look sunny and mild to warm. wednesday, thursday all the way into friday weekend will be a little cooler but still dry. apple could introduce something new soon. the new york times says apple is testing a new device that is warn like a watch. the paper says the device is made of curved glass. apple products already have a fashion appeal the idea of wearing an apple product isn't much of a stretch. nest lee recalling some of its popular lane cuisine mushroom ravioli. no injuries have been reported. all the effected meals were produced in november of last year with a best before date of december 2013. customers that have those packages should contact nestle. >> is that a woman?
>> jason and melissa stole the top spot at the weekend box office. identity theft pulled in $30 million in identity theft. warm bodies dropped to second. side events, silver linings play book, and hasn't sell and growth else ground out the top five. deadly los angeles helicopter crash over the weekend and why investigators say there have been other tragedies in that same area. why a long-time bay area tennis tournament will relocate to another state.
gosh. clear skies. temperatures anywhere from 30s and 40s to near 50 degrees. a pretty good offshore breeze coming in. sunny, mild to warm. splurge time now 5:55. mount hamilton road is open after this a very difficult rescue. two car crash victims. the car ended up 150 feet down a ravine along highway 130. the driver was trapped with major injuries for more than two hours. the crews out there used ropes and pulllies to get that person out. two victims were treated at trauma centers if they are expected to survive.
three people have been killed in a helicopter crash. it happened during the filming of a new reality show on the discovery channel. the helicopter went down yesterday afternoon, yesterday morning i'm sorry. in the city of alabama ton. that is a popular site for shooting movies. the crew member on the show the lone ranger also died of a heart attack at that ranch. this weekend will -- the spa open which has played in the bay area for 125 years will now move to memphis, tennessee next year. the organizers is a say they've had trouble attracting major players because of limitations at the hp pavilionon. oakland a's pitchers and catchers report to spring training. their first workout will be tomorrow. the the defending american league champs are set to play their first preseason game. the following saturday against
the brewers. and fresh off the fan fest over the weekend the 2012 world series giants head to spring training as well. pitchers and catchers report tomorrow. the full squad will join them on friday. san francisco spring schedule begins on february 23rd against the angels. >> you know you just made sal happy. >> that never gets old to watch them like the last out of the world series. >> we can show that. good morning, everybody. i'm calm. let's take a look at the commute. northbound 280 that looks good getting up to highway 17. we are off to a good start on the sunol grade as well. southbound 680 traffic looks good. we've been looking at the livermore valley. so far so good. stay with us we'll have complete traffic and weather. now back to the desk. time now 5:57. major news from the vatican this morning. the pope is resigning. the reason pope benedict is